Chorey-les-Beaune AOC 2015, Domaine Laboureau
Last few remaining bottles of this stand out vintage Burgundy. 2015 was arguably the best vintages of the last 70 years and they are not extremely hard to find. Beautifully balanced with plenty of ripe fruit flavour, well-integrated tannins and a generous finish.
"So glad to get my hands on a few of these. Drank one - the rest are chilling in my cellar!"
Mathieu Laboureau is the 6th generation of growers in his tiny Burgundy vineyard in the Cote de Beaune. He farms 5 hectares in total and grapes are hand harvested and go through 3 selection stages. Traditional vinification, with 10 - 14 months in old French oak barrels. Bottled without filtration after 3-4 months. This cuvee is from arguably the best vintage in 70 years, and is drinking superbly although ideal for further ageing in cellar for up to 8 years. Fantastically good value for a vintage of this calibre.
Deep purple colour, complex aromas of blackcurrant and redcurrant with well-integrated, subtle oak. Beautiful balance of cherries and wild red berry fruits with a touch of strawberry jam and gingerbread. Round, elegant tannins and a really harmonious, voluptuous finish.